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Brett Favre golfed with President Donald Trump over the weekend, and it made national news. Favre, obviously the former Super Bowl champion and three-time MVP with the Green Bay Packers, is popular in Wisconsin, a swing state in the election. So, he’s someone it would make sense for President Trump to get publicity in associating with, but I wouldn’t be so sure there were political motivations on Favre’s side of the equation.
In full disclosure, I’m a big Packers fan and still love Brett Favre even after what was a complicated end of his tenure in Green Bay. However, in that vein of observing him for the last 25+ years, my best guess is that he just saw it as a really cool opportunity to play golf with the President of the United States, regardless of whom or what political party he belonged to.
The news cycle moves really fast, but it’s barely been a month since Favre drew the ire of Trump supporters by comparing Colin Kaepernick to Pat Tillman. Favre later walked back the idea that this was a direct comparison, but his praise for Kaepernick as a hero stood.
Favre has made a few political endorsements in the past, but they were all in his home state of Mississippi. I can’t find an example of his supporting a national candidate.
So, I’ll hold that it’s possible that Favre did intend to tacitly support President Trump by golfing with him over the weekend, but my instinct is that this was not the case.